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Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

Discover the history behind the film and the Island that inspired the story

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society is a much loved, award winning novel (and movie) that shares our small island’s big history.

History Behind The Story

Author Mary-Ann Shaffer fell in love with Guernsey and its fascinating history on a brief trip to the Island in 1980. The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by the German Armed Forces during the war and reminders of this dark era are still present to explore today

Occupation

One of the most significant and fascinating periods of Guernsey’s history, the German Occupation lasted from 1940 to 1945. Learn more about the hardships the Island faced by visiting one of our Occupation museums or gripping exhibits.

Special Offers

Literary Tours

There are several guided tours designed to bring the book to life for visitors to Guernsey! Visit places described in the novel and learn more about the true stories of heroism & tragedy during the Occupation.

Fortification

During WWII, the Germans covered Guernsey’s coastline in concrete fortifications making it one of the most heavily fortified place on earth. Hundreds of reinforced bunkers, gun emplacements and tunnels were constructed and can still be visited today.

What's on

19 Jul - 31 Dec

Heroes of the Viking World

Guernsey Museum is delighted to host at Candie this extraordinary touring exhibition from The JORVIK Group of Attractions, operators of the award-winning JORVIK Viking Centre.

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Multiple Dates

Sunday Concerts in Candie Gardens

A series of music concerts and dance recitals performed in the beautiful setting of Candie Gardens. Come and relax on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy local and visiting ensembles perform.

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Multiple Dates

The Shrine of the Sacred Heart 2021

A Second World War German Searchlight bunker on Fort Hommet headland at Vazon transformed from a place of war into a place of peace and beauty made entirely using local seashells

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